Dharma is the purpose of life, an ideal way of life, finding and living with your true self.
During my school and college days, I was least concerned about the purpose of life. Who cares, right?
Most of us lead a carefree life like how the Kavingar Kannadasan says in his famous song:
வரவில்லாமல் செலவுகள் செய்து
வாழ்க்கைத் துன்பம் அறிந்திடாமல்
நாமே வாழ்ந்து வந்தோமே!
I was confused and missing a sense of direction in life. I admit that I was inadequate and had low self-esteem lacking purpose in life.
I used to get inspired by people who achieved a lot and read and talked intensely about their life histories.
I thought becoming wealthy was my calling. I was obsessed with finding fame at one phase of my life.
The more I went after money, the less peace I felt. The more I aimed for fame, the less fame I earned.
My burning desires for money and fame burned me.
I felt exhausted.
I decided to approach my life differently.
It was my turn to find the real purpose of life.
I started sitting in silence and introspected a lot. Every Sunday was introspection day.
As I went deep into myself, I realised that money, fame, wealth, worldly success, and material prosperity didn’t make much sense to me.
I was in Aliyar one day in the late 1990s. I had finished three days of silence in Aliyar. I was standing at the corner of Omkara Mandapam when Swamiji walked past me, blessing everyone around him.
He stopped in his tracks. He turned around. He looked at me again and recognised me. He called me. I went up to his room upstairs.
He inquired why I had come to Aliyar. I told him about my silent retreat. He was happy.
I held his hands and cried. I confessed that I had so many flaws and wanted his blessing. I asked for a boon from him. I sought to realise the truth as my inner vision as he did in his life.
He blessed me and assured me that I would undoubtedly achieve self-realisation if I practised everything he had taught me.
From that moment, my life’s purpose was to find the heaven inside me.
Four practices help me to remain one with the almighty force.
1. Kundalini Meditation reduces the mental frequency to a calm Alpha, peaceful Theta and blissful Delta.
2. Simplified Physical Exercises to prepare the abode of the divine to remain harmonious with my soul.
3. Kayakalpa yoga to transmute sexual energy and live long till I achieve the purpose of birth
4. Introspection in silence to sublimate my ego, eradicate my sin imprints and get rid of illusions
With these four practices, I remain peaceful.
No matter what happens outside of me, I remain one with the bliss inside.
I am peaceful. Peace is bliss.
I realised that the final result was a pain if I went after pleasure.
If I aim for peace, then bliss is the result.
What about you?
What is your dharma? How do you live your purpose in life?
Could you write to me?
I would love to listen.
Remember, I am here to help you succeed.
Be Blessed by the Divine!
Krish Murali Eswar.